Globe taps Gilat satellites for Philippines coverage boost

Globe taps Gilat satellites for Philippines coverage boost

Philippines-based operator Globe Telecom awarded Gilat Satellite Networks a multi-million-dollar contract to expand the operator’s cellular backhaul through satellites, a move designed to upgrade Globe’s nationwide coverage.

In a statement, Gilat said its satellites provide a “quick solution” compared to “long and tedious efforts of laying out fibre” especially in areas with challenging terrain.

“Over the past years, Gilat has been a reliable partner of Globe, supporting us with uncompromised quality that helps us serve our customers better. This backhaul technology will improve resiliency and increase dependability of our services attuned to providing the nation with a #First WorldNetwork,” said Ernest Cu, Globe Telecom president and CEO.

“We are honoured to be of value to Globe and to continue to gain their trust. We strive to enable Globe to leverage Gilat’s expertise in delivering connectivity to the most challenging locations and stand committed to delivering the levels of service Globe requires, as we continue to evolve our solution and services to lead the industry with cellular backhaul over satellite,” added Abhay Kumar, Gilat Asia-Pacific and Japan regional VP.

“We are very thankful to Globe for expanding their partnership with Gilat to address their strategic requirement of delivering significant cellular backhaul coverage in the Philippines.”

Globe also saw a recent multi-million dollar cash injection into its mobile wallet platform GCash. 

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